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The Leigh wants every student to leave the Academy with confidence and a belief that learning is a positive, lifelong experience. The Academy wants every student, through involvement in a rich range of experiences and challenges, to develop high self-esteem and to make a valuable contribution to society.

There are 10 Learning Areas providing a unique learning experience for each student. There is a strong emphasis on the many ways in which people learn and the pleasure and empowerment learning brings. A vast array of extension and enrichment activities, at home and abroad, help students develop their passions, gain new experiences and further their understanding of themselves and the world. Every student will be taught in each of these areas in Key Stage 3, before specialising in Key Stages 4 and 5.

Take a look at each learning area below and discover what courses we offer, some of the best work that we have done and who teaches in each area.

Key Stages Explained

Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7-8 follow an accelerated programme in all Learning Areas. Students currently take SATs at the end of Year 8.

Key Stage 4

Students in Years 9-11 study for a range of GCSE or equivalent courses. The Modular structure of many courses enables students to take units before Year 11.

Key Stage 5

Post 16 students have the option of studying for 1-3 years. Students study for a range of GCE Advanced Level qualifications.


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